We had a couple of readers suggest tackling how to reform the burdensome regulatory system. It’s a good question, with two possible strategies for an answer. The first imagines rewinding the clock to 1776 and re-imagining the constitutional Legislative-Judicial-Executive mix. That might make a good novel, but I’ll follow the second branch; what could get done in the foreseeable future?
On November 15th, 2014 healthcare.gov—established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—will launch an online portal for the Small Business Health Options Program, referred to as the SHOP exchange.
Among the numerous putative causes of last week’s equity market convulsions is the potential for European deflation. Deflation is the persistent widespread decline in prices (as opposed to a drop in the price of a particular product or service).
After three busy weeks of activity, regulators took a break during the last four days. Published costs were only $213 million and paperwork burdens declined by more than 700,000 hours. A proposal addressing energy consumption at federal buildings led the week.
What Should the Fed Do? The equity and bond market volatility of the past two weeks have caused some to wonder how the Fed will react, or even advocate for the Fed to intervene.
Equity markets swooned yesterday, with the bellwether Dow dropping at the open, quickly losing over 300 points, bottoming out 460 points down, and ultimately recovering to close “only” 173 points down. This raises the natural question: why?
The U.S. is due to outpace Saudi Arabia this week as the world’s largest petroleum producer. We’ve already passed Russia as the largest combined oil and gas producer, and our fracking boom is challenging decades-old rules about international supply and demand, pricing structures, and trade instability.
As the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) second open enrollment period approaches, individuals who purchased health insurance through the exchanges last time around may see their premiums subject to significant changes.
The Treasury Department released the final budget totals for fiscal year 2014, which predictably showed a lower deficit than has been seen in recent years. This is not a surprise.
In a new #Eakinomics video, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the state of the labor market with 5 key facts demonstrating the incomplete recovery. The labor market facts include that there are 2.8 million fewer full time, year round workers in 2013 than in 2007; the historically low labor force participation rate; and how the unemployed face a tough road to employment.